MS OneNote can no longer obtain FF browser URL




Widget: Win32
5 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: ljbmailprotect-mozilla, Unassigned)


18 Branch
Windows 7

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5 years ago
Created attachment 704936 [details]
screen clip from onenote.pdf

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0
Build ID: 20130104151925

Steps to reproduce:

Took a screen clipping of the FF browser using MS OneNote 2010

Actual results:

OneNote cannot obtain the URL of the page that the screen clipping was taken from.  

Expected results:

OneNote should have obtained not only the screen clip but also the URL from the browser that the clip was taken from.  This functionality worked in a previous version of FF and currently works using IE 9.  See the attached for an example screen clip taken from both IE and FF.  Note the annotation which is automatically produced by OneNote including the time and date the clip was taken does not include the URL in the case of FF.


5 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Widget: Win32
Product: Firefox → Core

Comment 1

5 years ago
It would be better to attach the screenshot as jpeg or png, more easy to open. ;)

Anyway do you remember since which FF version it has stopped to work?

How does MS OneNote take a screenshot? By using an add-on in Firefox?
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Comment 2

5 years ago
I'm not sure which version where it still worked but it was only a few versions ago so I am guessing 15???
No, OneNote does not use a Firefox add-on.  It has its own utility for taking screen shots of any open window, in fact you can grab only parts of the screen if you want (like a crop).  Somehow it recognizes certain windows are actually Internet browsers like IE and FF.
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Comment 3

5 years ago
I remember there was a bug about "screencapture" add-ons which are not able anymore to copy the URL in the screenshot. But I'm not sure if it's clearly the same issue here.

Anyway as I can't install One Note, could you use the devtool mozregression to find a regression range:
First Firefix 15 nightlies started in April (ex: mozregression --good=2012-04-15 --bad=2013-01-15)
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Keywords: regressionwindow-wanted
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
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Keywords: regressionwindow-wanted
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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